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I should have started with a podcast and not a blog. You know why? Because no one reads anymore - besides you, dear reader, you old school hipster you ;) I bet you don't even own a computer. It's 2017 and everything is digital and more convenient. I mean think about it: watches went the way of the dinosaurs until…

How much love do you have in your life? What kind of love is it? Are there different kinds of love? Wait, I'm confused...   Here at Mental Gymnastics we talk about all kinds of "woo woo" topics, or the happenings in life that can't quite be explained by science, but are apparent in our lives. I've personally gone down…

Regular readers of Mental Gymnastics will know, we love us some intersection of philosophy and science. These are moments when a very "woo woo" principle that's been discussed as advantageous to humanity for eons, gets science to back it up. There's even kind of a word for it: metaphysics. Or for those with Phd's: quantum physics (and yes, I know…

EDITOR'S NOTE: Mental Gymnastics does not receive payments of any kind when recommending this book or others. We simply suggest as another tool to create a happy life that is sustainable. Happy reading!    You know what the coolest thing about Batman is, right? No, not the car, or the cool hideout, or the amazingly helpful/bestie for life English butler. The…

EDITOR'S NOTE: The latest from Mental Gymnastics' contributor and Sow Darling CEO, Angelia Riggs! Check out the notes at the bottom for tips on continuing to "stay woke" and learning more about how magical our world really is <3 Living busy lifestyles, or even living in slower strides, we naturally create patterns and routines. Being a human being, we are wired…

Hide your kids, hide your wife...wait, wait, this isn't that type of invasion ;)   Recently, the US Department of Education came out with an article titled "The Positive Effects of Physical Fitness and Self-Care in a Dynamic School Community" about the benefits of mindfulness practices in the classroom. Yep, you read that correctly the first time - the United…

...but for real doe TLDR VERSION - breathing is scientifically and metaphysically good for us, keeping our bodies healthy and functioning at an optimal level. We should focus on breathing more in our daily lives. Want to learn more? So glad you asked! Please see below... We need to breathe oxygen to live (technically). Air also happens to be one…

I'm often asked about different meditation strategies (#obvi) and have found that meditating, speaking from personal experience, is akin to exercise - we're never advised to do the same exercises or movements over and over again. We pay trainers and/or scrutinize 15 second Instagram video posts to mix it up, not only keeping the workout fresh and interesting for us,…

I have somewhat of a shoe addiction (there, I said it!). Some who know me well may take the "somewhat of" out of the first sentence, but we all have to come to our truths when it's right for each of us (or as I keep telling myself, "baby steps"). I bet some of those reading right now could also…

Meditation is only for those monks over in Tibet, right?! Or the granola, "take a shower once a week" set, but definitely not for us 9-5ers. Those in the working world who have real world responsibilities like a job, bills to pay, and kids to take from soccer to dance to [insert activity here] don't have the time or a need for all that…

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